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I'm by no means an expert, but....


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Posted by Mike H. on April 24, 2003 at 06:00:52:

In Reply to: Can any of you experts answer some questions about ATB's? posted by Dmitri1979 on April 23, 2003 at 21:02:32:

I'll try to help you out.


:1) I understand that ATB's are fairly aggressive. Do you guys handle your ATB's regularly? or at all?
I don't handle mine, but I do have 3 or 4 that are completely tame and handlable.

:2) What are the major differences between an ATB and a Cook's Tree boa?
Nothing visual, except maybe ATBs are more colorful. Some authors have written that Cook's are just as colorful as Amazons though, so who knows? There aren't any Cooks available on the market anyway, so that's a moot point.Probably at least 99.999% of all "Cook's" you'll see advertised are all ATBs being called the wrong name.

:3) What would be the appropriate cage size for an adult ATB?
Depends on the size of the snake. Adults can vary from about 4 feet & thin to 6 feet or more and pretty thick and bulky. A cage about the size of a 20 gal. high fish tank would be about as small as you'd want to go, but bigger is better.

:4) Every time I see an ATB at a reptile store, they're sleeping on a branch. Are they fairly active at night?
Yep, active and hunting and ready to strike anything that moves.

Do a Yahoo or Google search for "amazon tree boas" and you'll find enough reading material to keep you busy all weekend :)





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